sad Christmas season|
Yes, even when you have the time and information to "prepare," the reality of death and grief is a different thing, and rarely a predictable one. Sympathy, and may you go gently through the rest of the holiday season and into the coming year.
Good luck on the getting well soon front -- to you, to Bill, and to your parents. I really, really hope I avoid the bugs that are so very present this year. I'd say, "until after moving day, at least," but then there's my New Year's trip, a weekend-long meeting, coming back to Minnesota followed by wrap-up here and a cross-country drive...and I hope to be chin deep in an exciting work project, too, so there really isn't an "until" time until well after winter has passed.